[–] klobos 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

There is money involved, so no. Even getting papers from taxpayer funded research will never happen.

[–] olltre 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

kinda fucked up...im so sick of taxpayers getting fucked every where

[–] no-hurry-no-pause 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

im so sick of taxpayers getting fucked

You should be even more sick of taxes being collected at all.

[–] primaryappellation 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Which, one way or another, is most research

[–] avgwhtguy1 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Well they killed Aaron Swartz for this, so prob not.

[–] alele-opathic 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Close - that was the excuse, but he was more likely killed for his work on encryption in combination with his successful defense to the ramming through of SOPA+PIPA.

[–] avgwhtguy1 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

He was certainly poking the bear in more ways than one

[–] BlueDrache 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Probably not, because that'd allow /pol/ to sperg out and disprove the whole climate change hoax.

[–] wtf123132 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm not sure it's a hoax, but there are definitely leagues of opportunists that want to use it to steal money. "There's climate issues, and the only way to fix them is to give me billions of dollars". "Oh, will it fix the issue?" "No but you are racist unless you do". WUT

[–] TheTrigger 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They already do, bud. Constantly. Media just ignores it for obvious reasons. You really think /pol/ can't access whatever research paper it wants, whenever the hell it wants?

[–] Sanpa33 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Wish we could pirate papers and books like we do music and movies. Knowledge is power.

[–] hedidnothingwrong 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

You can pirate papers : sci-hub.tw

[–] no-hurry-no-pause 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

And you can pirate books: gen.lib.rus.ec

[–] juicedidwtc 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

PSA: if you email one of the authors asking for their reasearch paper, about 90% of the time they send it back as an attachment for free. Haven't paid for a research paper for years.

[–] ThoughtTheDragon 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

For what it's worth, we have a strong guerilla movement for open access, and here is one of the creations of it's hacktivists:


Also check out


Also part of the movement, for many pirated ebooks, including mandatory college textbooks.

Hacktivism is perhaps one area where left and right idealogues can work together towards common good.

[–] headfire 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Elsevier. The absolute worst.

[–] MrPim 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Burn Reed Elsevier to the ground

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